||[Apr. 19th, 2016|09:45 pm]
It was slightly less warm today, and the house is a comfortable 68 degrees right now. That means I can close the windows and sneeze less by keeping some of the pollen out. I slept on split shift again, from about three o'clock in the morning until seven or so, and then from eleven until half past three this afternoon. This, along with the pollen count, has left me with considerable brain fuzz. Going outside for a while might help clear out the sleep fuzz, but would do nothing for the pollen fuzz, so I'm just going to vegetate in front of the television. |
The red roses are shedding their petals fast. Only one of the pink roses has fallen apart, and it took a couple of weeks to do so, but the red roses are only a few days old and are already disintegrating. It's too bad, as they are the most fragrant of all the roses. The yellow ones are taking their time opening, so they might last a fairly long time like the pink ones, which also opened slowly. The red rose bush is putting out buds more rapidly, too. It just seems to be on a different schedule than the others.
One of my feral cats, the tabby who lives in the garage, has not come home for several days now. As I'm not smelling any kitty corpse in the yard, if she's dead it must be somewhere away from the yard. She could also be trapped somewhere, or she might have hopped into an open vehicle and been driven away. If somebody nearby deliberately trapped her and took her to the pound then she should reappear tomorrow, as on seeing her tipped ear the pound will call the feral cat lady who will pick the cat up and return it to the neighborhood where it was trapped. I'm not really expecting to see her, though, as I don't think anybody in the neighborhood is trapping cats these days. If she's gone for good, then she's the third member of the colony to vanish. That will leave me with five. Well, six if you count the intact feral tom who has been hanging around for the last year or so. I still think of him as a visitor, though.
I should probably eat something, but the pollen and odd sleep schedule have left me too dopey to fix anything. This will probably end up being a microwaved burrito night again. I'll be glad when the pines are done spewing.
I hope the tabby returns! I also hope the pollen abates soon. We have a lot of it this year too, with the early heat and enough rain over the winter to make all the growing things go nuts.
Someone out on the patio was grilling, and I swear it was the stench of lighter fluid that made me close my window just now, as the evening cools down and I want that fresh air. I've spoken to the manager before about this, as I keep smelling it in summer -- it's a gas grill, and I'd rather not have some dunce blow the building up by using squirt-on fluid to get it going. Ah life, so full of idiots.
This new regimen for staving off diabetes has jerked a knot in my tail, foodwise. I ate a pancake this morning at the dive next door, because the waitress said the sugarfree syrup was good, and I did enjoy it, but then I was kind of shaky-hungry much of the day. It's a shame old age and and a lifetime of bad habits have brought me to this. ;)
I should be reducing the carbs in my diet, too, but PIE! It just sneaks itself into the house, and then onto a plate, and then into my mouth. Really, there's nothing I can do about it. The stuff is so aggressive!
Lighter fluid has a vile stench. I hate when my neighbors light barbecues with it, though at least they are probably using charcoal grills. What sort of bozo squirts lighter fluid on a gas flame? (One who'll eventually end up spending a couple of months in the burn ward, I'm guessing.)
The tabby didn't return today, so I'm not expecting to see her again. She was the fourth from her litter to vanish without a trace, and only one of her littermates remains.
Sneaky pie! Especially lemon meringue. Gotta watch out for that. :D
The manager's somewhere along the Oregon coast today, vacationing in a condo right on the water. I'm not jealous, no, not I. ;)
Aww, the tabby. I will think kind thoughts of her now, hoping she's in kitty heaven and didn't suffer.